More then 160,000 People Enroll in Washington’s Health Exchange

Washington Health Exchange Extends Enrollment

SEATTLE (AP) — New data shows that about 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state’s health care exchange.
Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others are in Seattle Wednesday to highlight the program’s success in getting hundreds of thousands of people into new health coverage, including private plans and new Medicaid enrollments.
The state previously said 146,000 people signed up for private plans but officials said that number grew to about 164,000 as applications were finalized after the March 31 deadline.
The new data shows about one-fourth of those who signed up for private plans are young adults. Most were single. More women enrolled through the exchange than men. And the majority who enrolled in private plans opted for the “silver,” or middle, plan.